ur kids are watching and learning from us every day. Something as simple as where you buy clothes could be making a big impact! Wendy Powell, owner of Childish Things children’s resale store, shares ideas for teaching your kids about sustainability through second-hand shopping.
Spring Cleaning Your Estate Plan
Spring is a time of fresh starts. While you’re purging your closets or deep cleaning your kitchen, consider adding estate plan maintenance to your spring-cleaning checklist. Read tips from Megan Gebhardt of Gebhardt Law Office on which aspects of your estate planning documents you should tidy up every year.
It Takes a Village
A representative from Washington Education Savings Plans (WA529) shares the tangible ways she and her husband saved for their children’s post-secondary education, as well as the less tangible ways they instilled values of saving, goal-setting, and pursuing dreams in their children through consistent conversations and a village of support surrounding their children.
Can We Count on Paid Family Leave? An Update from the 2023 Legislative Session
How do you create an uproar among parents and caregivers in Washington State all at once? Threaten our paid family leave. Last fall, Washington State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) made local and national headlines when it was projected to hit an 8.7 million dollar deficit by year-end.
Top 5 Stories of 2022
Check out our five most popular articles published on our Highs and Lows Blog in 2022!
PEPS: Expectation Vs. Reality
Before participating in a PEPS Group, many people believe PEPS is just another parenting class. In reality, PEPS is so much more than that. It’s a space to build community, have real, raw conversations, and connect with other parents going through the same phase of life. Archana Agrawal shares her experience in a PEPS Newborn Group and how her expectations changed after joining a group.
Alternative Gift Ideas for Your Toddler
A first birthday is an exciting celebration for a child. It marks the beginning of their journey as a toddler, a time when they’ll begin to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For many parents, relatives, and friends, a first birthday is an excellent opportunity to support a child’s early development through thoughtful gifts.
Estate Planning Glossary
Our 6 Steps to Create your Will event in partnership with Megan Gebhardt, owner of Gebhardt Law Office, is coming up on October 12. Estate planning is one of those fields that comes with lots of specific terminology that can make the process feel intimidating. Get a head start before the workshop by learning the definition of several estate planning terms with Megan’s Estate Planning Glossary on our blog!
Every Month is College Savings Month
Did you know that September is National College Savings Month? But really, shouldn’t every month be College Savings Month? With a new school year starting, now is the perfect time to start saving for your child’s future education expenses. PEPS sponsor WA529 shares more about savings plan options, the best time to start saving, and how a college savings plan can be used on our blog.
Nanny Work Agreements 101
Hiring a nanny to care for your children may be one of the most intimate professional relationships you have. Just like any other job, defining expectations in advance and maintaining open communication will help reduce conflict for both employers and nannies. Read our recent blog post for tips on creating a written nanny work agreement from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.